Safeway Agrees to KNA’s Requests

Diane Phillips, Real Estate Manager for Safeway has informed the King Neighborhood Association that the company intends to fulfill KNA’s requests that the King Safeway store add covered bicycle parking and make a financial contribution to Friends of Trees. KNA made its support for Safeway’s requested adjustment from city landscaping code contingent on the fulfillment of the requests. If Safeway were not granted the adjustment, seven parking spaces would have been given over to additional trees and plantings. By making the donation to Friends of Trees, more low-income homeowners will be able to plant trees, thereby meeting the intent of the requirement. Also, bicycle parking at the store seems to have been an afterthought with wire loops welded on the bollards in front. A new, actual bike rack for 20 bikes is planned under the canopy by the door.